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Approval and signing of the 366th Commission meeting minutes:
a) Quarterly Report - United Kingdom: Signboard at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.
b) Report of the South African Agency: Showing of the Commission's Film.
c) Graves of the South African War.
Visit by the Chairman of the Commission to Nairobi War Cemetery
Mentions visit by the Secretary of State for War and Chairman of the Commission to Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya accompanied by General Sir George Erskine, Commander-in-Chief, East Africa.
Headstones for graves at Murmansk
Refers to the erection of headstones at Murmansk War Cemetery, Russia.
Death of Mr Barry Hart
Refers to the death of Mr Barry Hart, who executed the sculpture and carving on several of the Commission's memorials, including Soissons, La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Chatham, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Lee-on-Solent, as well as on the Runnymede Memorial.
Film lectures by the Principal Assistant Secretary
Brief report by the Principal Assistant Secretary F.C. Sillar, Esq., C.B.E. about film lectures delivered at London, Arras and Kirkaldy.
Report of the 411th Finance Committee meeting
Item 1 dealt with the progress of the work of restoring and refacing the Thiepval Memorial.
Item 5 recommended further expenditure on the horticultural layout of the Runnymede Memorial.
Item 8 was concerned with the construction of Holten Canadian War Cemetery.
Items 9, 11 and 15 dealt with matters of special interest in India.
Item 10 dealt with the supply of name panels for two memorials at Saiwan Bay War Cemetery, Hong Kong.
34th Annual Report of the Commission
Brief discussion regarding the proofs presented to members for the 34th Annual Report of the Commission.
Examination of sketch design by Philip D. Hepworth, F.R.I.B.A., Principal Architect for North-West Europe, for Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany, with comments regarding the omission of the pergolas on the cross axis.
Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds
Resolution regarding deed of grant to the right to erect and maintain a Memorial Panel in an agreed position within the precincts of the Cottingley Hall Crematorium, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Preliminary Design for Dunkerque Cemetery and Memorial-French District
Discussion regarding preliminary design for Dunkerque Cemetery and Memorial, France.
Photographs of cemeteries containing Australian graves
Discussion regarding resolution passed at previous meeting regarding photographs of cemeteries containing Australian graves.
Graves of the Korean War
Question from George Sylvester, Esq., M.P. regarding the Commission’s policy on graves of the Korean War.
Date of next meeting scheduled for Thursday 18 March 1954 at 11:00am.
Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith, V.C., K.C.B., D.L. (Vice-Chairman in the Chair)
Frederic Hudd, Esq., C.B.E. (Representing the High Commissioner for Canada)
W.H. Bunning, Esq., M.C. (Representing the High Commissioner for Australia)
W. Wynne-Mason, Esq., M.C. (Representing the High Commissioner for New Zealand)
C.H. Torrance, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for South Africa)
D.N. Chatterjee, Esq. (Representing the High Commissioner for India)
Captain K.A. Rashid (Representing the High Commissioner for Pakistan)
D.K. Malone, Esq. (Representing the Secretary of State for the Colonies)
A.B. Moore, Esq. (Representing the Minister of Works)
General Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson, K.C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore, G.C.B., D.S.O.
Colonel The Rt. Hon. The Lord Wigram, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., C.S.I.
Sir Patrick Spens, K.B.E., Q.C., M.P.
George Sylvester, Esq., M.P.
General Sir John Crocker, G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C.
General Sir Cameron Nicholson, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., M.C.
Sir Edward Maufe, Esq., R.A., F.R.I.B.A. (Chief Architect and Artistic Adviser)
F. Higginson, Esq., C.B., C.M.G.
Also in attendance:
F.C. Sillar, Esq., C.B.E. (Principal Assistant Secretary)
Major-General J.F.D. Steedman, C.B.E., M.C. (Director of Works)
H.L. Simmons, Esq. LL.B (Legal Adviser)
C.R. Kirton, Esq., M.B.E. (Chief Accountant)
O.D. Holt, Esq. (Principal, Secretarial Branch)
W.K.K. Kinnear, Esq., M.B.E. (Chief Administrative Officer, United Kingdom District)